Meaning of chytrid

chy•trid

Pronunciation: (kī'trid, ki'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the simple, algaelike fungi constituting the class Chytridiomycetes, order Chytridiales, of aquatic and soil environments, having flagellated zoospores and little or no mycelium.
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